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Mo Town, Irish War Cry Seek Redemption in Wood

By Jordan Sigmon

Mo Town win the Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct, November 2016. Photo: Chelsea Durand/Nyra

Mo Town win the Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct, November 2016. Photo: Chelsea Durand/Nyra

It’s been 17 years since a Wood Memorial Stakes (GII) winner went on to win the Kentucky Derby (GI) (Fusaichi Pegasus) and before that there was a 19-year gap. This year, Irish War Cry and Mo Town will look to not only buck that trend, but also to rebound from disappointing finishes as favorites in each of their last starts.

Owned by Isabelle de Tomaso and trained by Graham Motion, Irish War Cry established himself as an early Derby favorite when he dominated a deep field in the Holy Bull Stakes (GII). The unbeaten son of Curlin was making his first start around two turns in that race after… (more)

 

 

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